Youth cycling competition planned

Penticton and Summerland will hold the Hayman Classic cycling stage race Aug 31 to Sept. 2.

Penticton and Summerland will hold the Hayman Classic cycling stage race Aug 31 to Sept. 2.

The competition is the final stop of the Axel Merckx Foundation Youth Development Series.

The event, for cyclists between 11 and 18, will bring up to 200 competitors. It will include an individual time trial, criterium and a hilly road competition.

Riders will have a chance to learn from cycling experts, including national team coach Richard Wooles.

Merckx will attend scheduled seminars and lectures.

Bike racing experience is not required as the event is designed to provide a positive introduction to racing.

Riders should have a road bike, helmet and appropriate clothing.

The events will be held on Fish Lake Road in Faulder, in downtown Penticton and on Middle Bench Road near Uplands School.

Information on the event is available at www.haymanclassic.com.

 

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